Test Overview
Test Methodology

Cytogenetic quantitation of chromosomal breakage in response to diepoxybutane (DEB) and mitomycin C (MMC).

Test Usage

Diagnosis of Fanconi Anemia (FA)

Reference Range *

Interpretive report provided.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Tuesday, Friday
Analytic Time

2 - 3 weeks

Soft Order Code
FA
Synonyms
  • Fanconi Anemia
  • DEB (diepoxybutane) Test
  • MMC (mitomycin C) Test
  • FA
  • Fanconi Anemia by DEB
Laboratory
Sendout
Reference Laboratory
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Section
Special Testing
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in a green top tube (sodium heparin). Send 20 mL (minimum 3 mL) intact specimen at room temperature. Skin biopsy specimens are also acceptable. Specimens are accepted by MLabs Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday only (specimen must be received by MLabs by 6:00 pm). Specimen must be accompanied by a Dana Farber consent form (available from MLabs) signed by the ordering physician.

Alternate Specimen
Test CAN be run on bone marrow as long as there are 3-5 ml of marrow in the tube
Normal Volume
20 mL whole blood
Minimum Volume
3 mL whole blood
Additional Information

Test sent to Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

Billing
CPT Code
88249, 88230
Fee Code
21599
NY State Approved
No